One of the very best parts of summer in Chicago, is the wealth of outdoor dining options. It seems like just about every block offers establishments with sidewalk or patio seating to enjoy the weather while dining out.
At Phil Stefani Restaurant Group, we are proud to offer some of Chicago’s best outdoor dining spots. Whether it’s the city skyline, Lake Michigan views, or a quiet park like setting, our outdoor dining spaces are a perfect spot to enjoy a warm breeze and soak up some sun while enjoying a cold beverage and a delicious meal.
So, if you love taking advantage of a warm sunny day in Chicago, discover all of Phil Stefani’s outdoor dining locations this summer:
Voted “Best Outdoor Dining” by Chicago Scene Magazine, Tavern’s outdoor patio cafe is “the” for al fresco dining in downtown Chicago. The spacious patio, which is equipped with flatscreen HD televisions, is perfect for catching a few rays on a sunny afternoon over your lunch hour or for dining with friends on a beautiful summer evening. Due to the popularity of the Tavern on Rush outdoor patio, we don’t accept reservations for the patio and all tables are reserved for full lunch/dinner service only.
Tavern on Rush
1031 N RUSH STREET
Monday-Thursday 11am to 2am
Friday 9am to 2am
Saturday 9am to 3am
Sunday 9am to 2am
The Riva Cafe at Navy Pier offers some of Chicago’s best outdoor dining. Just steps away from the water, The Riva Cafe patio offers one-of-a-kind views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s skyline. It’s not just the menu that makes Riva Cafe a bit different from its more formal upstairs sibling, Riva Crab House. It’s more than the relaxed dress code and hang-out-all-day mentality; it’s the attitude. We bring fine dining to Navy Pier at Riva Crab House daily, and we’re proud of it–we also like hanging with friends and customers alike and our personal side comes through best at Riva Cafe.
Riva Cafe at Navy Pier
700 E GRAND AVE.,
Sunday-Saturday 11am to 10:30pm
MAD Social is one of Chicago’s hottest restaurants. Located in the trendy West Loop neighborhood, Executive Chef Mariela Bolaños has created a globally inspired menu with a New American twist that offers something for everyone. Guests will enjoy a mix of small to large plates that are perfect for sharing, with most dishes under $20. Along with its French industrial chic indoor space, MAD Social is also offering a cozy outdoor dining experience along its sidewalk. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the West Loop while enjoying a meal from the latest Phil Stefani Restaurant Group creation.
1140 W. MADISON ST.
Nothing says outdoor dining in Chicago like Castaways North Avenue Beach Bar & Grill! Castaways is the best location on Chicago’s Lakefront for food and refreshing drinks. Castaways lower level offers an ice cream café and beachside burgers, while the rooftop serves tasty appetizers, sandwiches, fresh salads and delicious desserts. If you’re planning a party this summer, make it a day at the beach with a Castaways cabana rental. We’ve got a full summer of beachside entertainment planned, so make plans to hit up Castaways this summer.
Castaways North Avenue Beach Bar & Grill
1603 N. LAKE SHORE DRIVE
Open daily from 11 am-11 pm
The outdoor patios at our Tuscany locations on Chicago’s Taylor Street, in Oak Brook and Wheeling are the ideal locations for a romantic dinner for two, or a large summer gathering with family and friends. Our Tuscany locations offer an extensive selection of fine Italian entrees, sure to satisfy anyone’s taste. In addition to one-of-a-kind pasta dishes, we also offer the finest steaks and freshest seafood, as well as daily specials prepared to perfection.
Tuscany Taylor Street
1014 W. TAYLOR ST
Tuscany Oak Brook
1415 W. 22ND ST.
Closed all day
550 S. MILWAUKEE AVE.
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